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Metro celebrates U.S. Small Business Week, April 29 to May 3

Monday April 29, 2019

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Diversity & Economic Opportunity Department (DEOD) invites the public to join a celebration of U.S. Small Business Week, April 29 to May 3, with a series of workshops to provide small business owners with the resources and tools to prepare them to work on Metro projects or be hired to do work for the agency.

On Monday, April 29, Metro staff will join Mayor Garcetti’s 2nd Annual Mayor’s Small Business Summit. Please visit Metro’s booth at the Exhibitor Hall. LATTC is located at 440 W. Washington Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015.

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Over the rest of the week, Metro will host a different program every day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Metro’s headquarters, One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

On Tuesday, April 30, “Time to Talk Tuesday,” featured speakers include the Director, Contract Administration and Supply Chain Management and the Deputy Executive Officer Administration, Administrative Business Services. This is a great opportunity to meet and mingle with Metro’s Vendor Contract Management and Diversity and Economic Opportunity Executive Officers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Gateway Plaza Conference Room, 3rd floor.

On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, “Work it Wednesday,” Metro Project Management team for the agency’s Highway Program will discuss how to gain work on highway projects and what the opportunities are for small business. The session will take place at the Plaza View Conference Room on the 3rd Floor.

On Thursday, May 2, 2019, “Thrills on Thursday,” Metro Vendor/Contract Management, and Senior Director of Special Projects will join the Client Relations Manager for Merriwether & Williams Insurance Service to discuss Metro’s Design-Build Projects and how to be part of the transportation infrastructure boom happening in the Los Angeles region.

On Friday, May 3, 2019, “Facts on Friday,” small business owners will meet Small Business Enterprises who are now Primes themselves. Discover how the Small Business Prime Set-Aside program really works from guest speakers Rubina Chaudhary from MARRS Service Inc. and Marcy Szarama from Destination Enterprises Inc. These are two entrepreneurs who have used the Set-Aside Program (SBPrime) and will explain how it has increased their bottom line. This session takes place in the Plaza View Conference Room on the 3rd floor.

About Metro
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is unique among the nation’s transportation agencies. Created in 1993, Metro is a multimodal transportation agency that transports about 1.3 million passengers daily on a fleet of 2,200 clean air buses and six rail lines. The agency also oversees bus, rail, highway and other mobility-related building projects and leads transportation planning and programming for Los Angeles County.

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